E72: Donetta Hill

This week Wendy, Beth and our special Guest aka Beth’s sister Minnie, discuss Donetta Hill, a black woman from Pennsylvania who was convicted of killing two men.  

We get into the story (7:31) followed by our takeaways, shout outs and tips. 

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!


Murderpedia. (n.d.). Donetta Hill. Retrieved 01/31/2020 from https://murderpedia.org/female.H/h/hill-donetta.htm  

Roebuck, Jeremy. (11/17/16). Judge cites Porngate emails in granting appeal hearing to convicted killer. The Morning Call. Retrieved 01/31/2020 from https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-pa-porngate-cited-in-murder-case-20161117-story.html

Esack, Steve. (11/22/16). Report: No wrongdoing among judges, attorneys who shared pornographic emails. The Morning Call. Retrieved 02/01/2020 from https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-pa-beemer-releases-kane-porn-email-report-20161122-story.html

Commonwealth Pennsylvania v Donetta Hill. (09/29/95). Find A Case. Retrieved 02/04/2020 from http://pa.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19950929_0014.pa.htm/qx

Hill v. Wetzel. (11/10/16). paed.uscourts.gov. Retrieved 02/04/2020 from https://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/16D0857P.pdf

Pennsylvania’s “Porngate” Scandal Keeps Getting Weirder. Retrieved 02/09/2020 from https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/12/pennsylvania-porngate-kathleen-kane-email-scandal

Dunham, Robert Brett. (01/28/13). The First 100 Resentencings: Subsequent Dispositions of Pennsylvania Capital Cases Reversed in Post-Conviction. Deathpenaltyinfo.org. Retrieved 02/09/2020 from https://files.deathpenaltyinfo.org/legacy/documents/RDunhamPaReversals.pdf


Baker, David. (2016). Women and capital punishment in the United States: an analytical history. p. 282. Mcfarland & Company, Inc.


Wikipedia contributors. (12/18/19). South Philadelphia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02/08/2020 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=South_Philadelphia&oldid=931414581

Crime News

Associated Press. (02/07/2020). More child abuse charges filed against Phoenix couple accused of concealing body. AZ Central. Retrieved 02/10/2020 from https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/02/07/phoenix-couple-charged-child-abuse-concealing-remains-rafael-maribel-ana-loera/4697357002/

Shout Outs

Oscar Season 2020 Documentaries:

The Edge of Democracy https://www.netflix.com/title/80190535

The Cave https://www.hulu.com/movie/the-cave-5c62213a-fa1d-4eeb-ac69-d3b371324aa4?entity_id=5c62213a-fa1d-4eeb-ac69-d3b371324aa4

American Factory  https://www.netflix.com/title/81090071?source=35

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